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    by Published on 09-05-2009 01:01 PM

    TidBITS released a nice compendium of some of the nicest new features of Snow Leopard that aren't immedately obvious, including:
    • More reliable disk ejection: you now see the disk's icon dim after selecting "Eject," and you get an explanation of why when Mac OS X won't eject your disk. There's also now a "Force Eject" option (use at your own risk, of course)
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    by Published on 09-05-2009 12:37 PM

    Developers have gotten hold the latest beta of the upcoming maintenance release, called Mac OS X 10.6.1 build 10B503. In addition to updated Flash, there are fixes to Bluetooth, Mail, the Dock, networking and printing, among others.

    Apple was criticized for "stealth downgrading" Flash Player on Macs that had previously been running Leopard and Flash Player The upgrade fixed a ...
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    by Published on 09-05-2009 11:24 AM

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    Coincidence or not, Apple's media event next Wednesday, September 9th will be taking place the same day that the Beatles’ Rock Band game and their remastered catalog are also released. Could it really be that both events are unrelated?

    I tend to think they will have more in common than Apple is currently letting on.

    Therese Poletti at MarketWatch thinks so too.

    With Beatlemania on the horizon once more, perhaps ...
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    by Published on 09-05-2009 10:22 AM

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    PC World is out with a great article this weekend that asks a question we've all posed to ourselves and to others: isn't it about time for Apple and AT&T to see other people?

    An "open marriage" is how writer Ian Paul puts it.

    As we're seeing over time, iPhone customers are like children who eventually get what they want after whining about it long enough. As once ...
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    by Published on 09-05-2009 09:38 AM

    Yep, you heard that right! Loopt, the service that brings <s>e-stalking</s> social networking and locational services together will soon be getting a great new feature! This will make it function like it's running in the background. It's not exactly background, as Apple never allowed that on the iPhone due to battery issues and other ...
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    by Published on 09-04-2009 08:16 PM

    Looks like some users are already receiving and sending MMS just fine on the AT&T US network. ModMyi.com member yotelefonotresg sent us some legit-looking screenshots of MMS coming through just fine on AT&T (yes, I'm fully aware you can do that easily on T-Mobile by changing the carrier name, but we've received decent enough proof to ask if anyone else is seeing this).

    How ...
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    by Published on 09-04-2009 08:41 AM

    Our Austrian comrades at BenM.at reveal that the TomTom iPhone hardware kit - a suction cup mount that interfaces with the iPhone and adds functionality - has slipped to October.

    The TomTom iPhone FAQ now reads: "The TomTom car kit availability was originally planned for this summer. But we have decided to take some extra weeks in order to deliver the highest quality on this ...
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    by Published on 09-04-2009 05:26 AM

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    In the movie "Yes Man," Jim Carrey portrays a character that learns to (and grows quite comfortable with) only saying yes to the often demanding requests and wishes imposed on him.

    One has to wonder if "Yes Man" is the movie of the month in the corporate office of Apple, as the App Store has seemingly welcomed with open arms new applications that appear on the surface to not only fail to meet Apple's guidelines, ...
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    by Published on 09-04-2009 04:36 AM

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    Don't even get me started on which artists I think should use this cool new iPhone app. I'd love to name names, but the pesky threat of slander is just too difficult to bear. I'll leave it to Jay-Z to continue picking on the proponents of this emergent technology.

    After what was for a time an uncertain future, Auto-Tune, the popular software that alters the pitch of a performer’s voice, is coming to the iPhone.
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    by Published on 09-03-2009 03:08 PM

    First of all, I am going to review G-Push Mail - developed by an individual developer Jonathan - and not GPush. If you ask what's the difference, there is plenty - read on to know. On another note, the developer of this app didn't copy the name. In fact, the app was planned and named in April, well before GPush was announced - but ...
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    by Published on 09-03-2009 01:35 PM

    Better late than never, right?

    Millions of Apple customers will presumably mark their calendars today. Indeed, a day Apple customers have long awaited is finally upon us.

    On September 25th, AT&T will at long last flip the switch on MMS service for Apple's iPhone 3G and 3GS customers.

    Apple says that MMS (which allows instant messages to include embedded multimedia) will be enabled through a software ...
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    by Published on 09-03-2009 09:32 AM

    The Services menu was a confusing mess in Leopard, but it finally comes into its own in the 10.6 release. You used to see every Service on the system in the Services menu ("Chinese Text Converter?" WTF), but now it only shows what Services are available in the application you're running. You can also get a Services submenu in the secondary-click (i.e. ctrl-click, right-click, two-finger-tap) menu of any actionable item. What's ...